March 17, 2016
PROVINCE ADVISES SPRING RUN-OFF HAS STARTED IN MOST AREAS OF MANITOBA– – –
Red River Peak Expected to Move from Emerson to Winnipeg in Next Five to Six Days
The Hydrologic Forecast Centre at Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises that spring run-off due to snowmelt has started in most of the southern, southwest, southeast and Interlake regions.
Above-freezing temperatures earlier this month in southern and central Manitoba, adjacent provinces and the United States have led to an early spring melt. The recent steep temperature rise resulted in rapid snowmelt rates.
The Red River is expected to remain within its banks, not requiring any community dike closures and the forecast peak will not necessitate the use of the floodway, although some water may spill naturally over the floodway entrance.
Peak spring run-off has already entered the Pembina River and tributaries, the Souris River and its tributaries, as well as for some tributaries of the Red River.
Northern and Northwest Regions
Current and Future Weather
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